The Downing Hostel (formerly Strattons Hostel) 
3 star

253 Castlereagh Street, Sydney, 2000  - show map

Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 20 reviewers

Hostel Overview

Surrounded by restaurants, cafes and clubs in the Sydney CBD (Central Business District), The Downing Hostel features free WiFi, shared kitchen facilities and an on-site bar/restaurant. It is 150 metres from Hyde Park and 2 minutes walk from Museum Railway Station.

The Downing Hostel is 15 minutes walk from Central Station and bus terminal. Sydney Opera House is 2.5 km from the hostel. It is 15-minute train from Sydney International Airport. The front desk can help organise a range of activities including archery, bowling and tennis.

The adults-only Downing Hostel Sydney offers private and dormitory rooms. All guests have access to shared bathroom facilities and free laundry and ironing facilities. There is a bistro downstairs, which offers a variety of meals. Guests can store their valuables in the office is required.

Formerly Strattons Hostel

Before June 2019 The Downing Hostel was known as Strattons Hostel

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Features bunk beds and access to shared bathroom facilities.

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Features bunk beds and access to shared bathroom facilities.

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Features bunk beds and access to shared bathroom facilities.

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Private room with access to shared bathroom facilities.

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This bed in dormitory features a electric kettle, washing machine and tumble dryer.

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Facilities of The Downing Hostel

WiFi everywhere

Cycling, Hiking

Free WiFi, Internet services, WiFi

Food & Drink
Bar, Restaurant

Front-desk/reception area services
24-hour front desk, ATM/cash machine on site, Express check-in/check-out, Luggage storage, Private check-in/check-out, Safety deposit box, Ticket service, Tour desk

Common areas
Shared kitchen, Shared lounge/TV area

Entertainment and children services
Evening entertainment, Karaoke

Cleaning services
Daily maid service, Dry cleaning, Ironing service, Laundry

Business facilities

Adult only, Non-smoking rooms, Non-smoking throughout

Hotel Policies

From 13:00 hours

Untill 10:00 hours

Cancellation / Prepayment
Cancellation, prepayment and 'book now pay later' policies vary according to room type. Please check the room conditions when selecting your room above.

Accepted credit cards
The hotel reserves the right to pre-authorise credit cards prior to arrival.

The fine print
Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply. Please inform The Downing Hostel in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation. This property is located in a busy area and guests may experience noise. Please note this property cannot accommodate guests under 18 years of age and over 35 years of age. Children cannot be accommodated at this property.
Please note for group bookings of 4 or more guests, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
If booking more than one bed in a dormitory room, we cannot guarantee that guests will be allocated the same room.

Last updated: 29 Jan 2020 - Update now

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